Creating an experience, using travel

I am often introduced, referred as and quoted as “a travel agent.”And while I choose to roll with that label (because it often feels easier), the fact is this couldn’t be further from the truth.

You see, while yes it is true that my team and I help facilitate arrangements for our clients to travel, it is merely the vehicle by which we empower our clients to create, enjoy and remember a wonderful experience. We don’t see ourselves as travel agents; perhaps a better way to say it is that we are “experience creators.”

When clients reach out to us it’s not to “please book us a flight from A to B.” No, it’s more of “We really want to host this retreat, for thought leaders, in SE Asia and want you to handle it.”

We aren’t referred because we find the best hotels or make the process of finding one simple and easy (which we do). We are hired because the goal is the experience or engaging with thought leaders of the world, using travel as the vehicle so it can be hosted in a location that aligns with the experience and goals.

If you’ve ever been on any kind of incentive trip, company outing, or retreat you know the difference between travel as the solution vs travel as the tool. You know the transformation that occurs, the inspiration that people leave with and the ripple effect that is has on our society. We’re proud to be a part of that process, of working with awesome organizations the world over and creating the experiences that make a difference.

This is the first in a series of posts to highlight the opportunities of travel and tools to help you prepare, plan, and determine when and where to host your next incentive trip, retreat or event.

Peter